And Brahman has been defined as that from which there proceed the origination, sustentation, and retractation of this world.
Power of sustentation; the quality of sustaining a weight in the air.
But the writer has perhaps learned to regard two glasses of meridian wine as but a moderate amount of sustentation.
This defection from within not made up by sustentation from without.
Their contributions for ecclesiastical purposes make no great figure, therefore, in the lists of the sustentation Fund.
The one concerns the laws of sustentation of the system, the other the laws of evolution.
The revenue of the church increased; the grant from the sustentation fund was in 1901 only 75, but from 1903 onwards it was 167.
Now, Nature is sufficient of itself, not only for sustentation, but also for creation.
To-night the two props of the Constitution resumed their useful service of sustentation.
In Flanders there are permanent funds, &c. for the sustentation of the poor.
late 14c., from Anglo-French, Old French sustenacion, from Latin sustenationem (nominative sustenatio), noun of action from past participle stem of sustenare, frequentative of sustinere (see sustain).